May 102017
This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles
Icon of searching through job listings on a laptop using a magnifying glassVeronika Geertsema König

Join us on May 17 for tips on how to improve your chances of landing a job even after the interview.

[Ed. Note: We are repeating our March program, which was canceled because of inclement weather.]

Thank-you notes and other follow-up actions are not just for courtesy. Did you know that appropriate follow-up can make the difference between a job offer and an also-ran? Follow-up is a powerful tool that strengthens other job-search efforts.

Karen Giventer will present another topic in her series of job-search sessions. In this presentation, Karen will cover a variety of follow-up methods that can greatly improve your chances for learning about job opportunities as well as securing job offers. Some of the topics covered will be:

  • Thank-you notes
  • Phone conversations
  • Post-networking follow-up
  • Following up with staffing agencies
  • The right follow-up for each phase of the job search

Program Details

The program is Wednesday, May 17, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm, at CA Technologies, 100 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA. This program will not be offered as a webinar. We look forward to seeing you in person. Due to space limitations, attendance for this program is limited to 25 people. Food and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the venue sponsor, CA Technologies.

Registration Details

The following ticket prices (USD) include the presentation:

  • STC member: $15
  • STC student member (full-time students in a degree program): $10
  • Non-member: $20

Register on Eventbrite for the program.

About the Presenter

Headshot of Karen Giventer

Karen Giventer

Karen Giventer is a career technical writing contractor who experiences job searches routinely as part of her contracting career. Karen is very enthusiastic and optimistic about job searching and enjoys sharing her techniques with others. She has a unique presentation style and a complete strategy for job-finding that really works!




About the New England Chapter of STC

The New England Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The New England Chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, and InterChange, an annual regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

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